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News From Our Executive Director The Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (B.U.G.S.) held their 10th national conference, hosting over 300 attendees from across the country. While mostly adults attended the workshops, there were several area youth groups that performed and individual teens participated in workshops that covering topics from “George Washington Carver: Field to Table-New Soul Food” to “National Black […]

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News From Our Executive Director Board Meeting Agenda Oct. 2019

The Farm & Wilderness Board meets four times a year – in a major northeast city in January and in Vermont in May, August (on the day before Fair), and October. According to the F&W By-Laws, the Board is “responsible for the investment, use, and expenditure of all funds and property of the corporation and […]

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News From Our Executive Director Musings on Our Final Week

As our summer winds down, I’m trying to absorb all of the possible sensory treasures around me at F&W as I make my final camp visits in these precious days before campers depart Sunday. Campers have been busy developing their skills: Axing limbs in the woods, hammering nails on their work projects and becoming stronger […]

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News From Our Executive Director Highlights This Week

The first half of camp has been humming along!!  This week I saw: An Outdoor Living Skill sensory activity at Timberlake (trying to use hearing to detect where other campers are, a quiet form of Marco Polo), Art at Tamarack Farm My favorite kybo at Saltash Mountain Camp Summer 2019 camper council representatives The Wilderness […]

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News From Our Executive Director Bats, Bicycles, and Buildings

A summer office staff heard a scratching sound below their desk area. Apparently, a little brown bat was stuck in a box, probably the same bat reported to be flying around the night before. After rehydrating and recovering from shock, our little furry friend took wing and fled into the woods. As I cycle around […]

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News From Our Executive Director Ready To Go!

“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…” sang Tamarack Farm teens the morning before their overnight trips. (A teen says to another one, I don’t know this song.) The energy is warm, friendly and feels like a community is already forming. At lunch yesterday the Timberlake Bears shared about the fires they practiced […]

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News From Our Executive Director Strategic Planning

F&W’s Strategic Planning Committee has been working over the last few months to establish a vision for the future with a set of measurable goals and objectives to help guide our decision-making process. Together with our community’s feedback, the F&W Board of Trustees will be undertaking the task of developing a vision and set of […]

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News From Our Executive Director From the Director

In Vermont, the term “spring” Interim is a misnomer, since, at the time of writing this, it’s a winter wonderland with about a foot of freshly fallen snow. The first of our lambs have been born, signaling that yes, spring will come! This winter was filled with many highlights including the celebration of our 40-year […]

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News From Our Executive Director From the Director

Work is love made visible – we live that saying every day at camp at every level of the organization. This summer we’ve been expanding that love and work! Having wrapped up a multi- year process of joining forces with the Ninevah Foundation in May, Farm & Wilderness and the Ninevah Foundation are one – […]